WSU Football Recruiting: Cougs Taking After Seahawks Secondary Part 2


Today we continue our 2-part series on how the cougars are starting to look more and more like the Seattle Seahawks in the secondary. The other day we looked at safeties that had been offered and now we will look at the corners. The Seahawks have arguably the best corner in the league in Richard Sherman (6’3″, 195) and also have Brandon Browner (6’4″, 221) who is on the other side. With Seattle setting a trend in the NFL and doing a good job of it, it was only a matter of time before coaches in college started to take after them.

Corner Offers

  • Adoree Jackson  

Junipero Serra HS, Gardena, CA – 5’10”, 170 lbs

  • John Plattenburg  

Lama HS, Houston, TX – 5’11”, 187 lbs

  • Adarius Pickett  

El Cerrito Senior HS, El Cerrito CA – 6’0″, 185 lbs

  • Terrence Alexander  

John Curtis Christian HS, River Ridge, LA – 5’10”, 180 lbs

  • Denzel Fisher 

Centennial HS, Compton, CA – 6’2″, 170 lbs

  • Jahshawn Johnson 

Ennis HS, Ennis, TX – 5’10”, 170 lbs

  • Nigel Bethel 

Booker T. Washington HS, Miami, FL – 5’10”, 165 lbs

  • Mazzi Wilkins 

Plant Senior HS, Tampa, FL – 6’0″, 160

  • Tony Fields

Amos P. Godby HS, Tallahassee, FL – 5’11”, 200 lbs

  • Deion Hallmon

Cypress Bay HS, Weston, FL – 5’10”, 175 lbs

  • Joseph Turner (JC)

College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA – 6’2″, 190 lbs


  • Kevin Griffin 

De La Salle HS, Concord, CA – 6’1″, 180

The defense has struggled for the Cougars in the past few years and is finally starting to turn around and is headed in the right direction. In four of the Cougars games the defense gave up 300+ yards over the air. At the same time the Cougars held opposing defenses to under 200 yards four times. The inconsistency that the Cougars have in the secondary and on defense as a whole is going to be one thing that holds them back this next year.

The Cougars are looking to change their look on defense and are making big impacts already. Kevin Griffin, a verbal commit out of De La Salle HS in Concord, CA, is a player that with still a year to go still in high school will continue to bulk up and continue to get better and look more and more like the college version of the Seahawks.

5 corners are on the roster as of now with 2 more coming in the 2013 class the Cougars are very young. Washington State has 2 seniors and a junior on the roster with the rest being freshman. If the Cougars can land a few more of these corners then they will be able to make up the lack of age with talent.

Just like the safeties, the cougars are going after the big, physical, get in your face type of players and are hoping to make some noise in the PAC-12 these next few years with some commits from some big-time secondary athletes.